Presented by City Parks Alliance
June 18-22, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA

Submit a Session Proposal for Greater & Greener 2021

The call for speaker presentations is now open! Share your work with 1000+ park practitioners from around the world at North America's premier international urban parks conference. Proposals are due by July 31, 2020.

Submit Session Proposal

Presented by City Parks Alliance
July 24-28, 2021 | Philadelphia, PA

Submit a Session Proposal for Greater & Greener 2021

The call for speaker presentations is now open! Share your work with 1000+ park practitioners from around the world at North America's premier international urban parks conference. Proposals are due by July 31, 2020.

Submit Session Proposal

Presented by City Parks Alliance
July 24-28, 2021 | Philadelphia, PA

Submit a Session Proposal for Greater & Greener 2021

The call for speaker presentations is now open! Share your work with 1000+ park practitioners from around the world at North America's premier international urban parks conference. Proposals are due by July 31, 2020.

Submit Session Proposal

FAIRMOUNT PARK, PHILADELPHIA, PA

July 24-28, 2021

Greater & Greener 2021: Philadelphia, PA

Presented in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy

The Greater & Greener biennial conference explores how urban parks can be designed, developed, programmed, funded, and sustained to meet the challenges facing 21st-century cities. The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated a national dialogue on the essential role of parks in our cities, and Greater & Greener will continue to lead this conversation by bringing together experts to share lessons, network across sectors, and engage together. We continue planning for our in-person conference in Philadelphia in July of 2021, with weekend tours, mobile workshops, and breakout sessions, however, we are considering a number of contingency plans involving a variety of virtual and in-person formats.

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    Why Attend

    Greater & Greener 2021 is an exciting blend of indoor sessions and outdoor experiences that bring the power of parks to life.

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Emerging Issues Facing Today’s Park Professionals

Conference Tracks

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Resilient Cities

The future of our communities depends on our capacity to respond and recover from disasters of various types and the underlying inequities of everyday life.

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Co-Creating Civic Life

Residents, institutional leaders, and government are coming together to ensure public space systems reflect local diversity and adapt to changing community needs.

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Partnerships and Solidarity

Building sustainable partnerships helps urban park and recreation systems solve complex social, environmental, and economic challenges.

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Safe, Healthy, Playful Communities

Parks, trails, and public spaces are central to people’s physical, mental, and spiritual health.

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Equitable Economic and Community Development

Parks have the power to drive equitable economic and community development for surrounding areas.

Mayors Forum, Greater & Greener 2019

City Parks Alliance

City Parks Alliance is the only independent, nationwide membership organization dedicated solely to urban parks. Our mission is to engage, educate and nurture a broad-based constituency to support the creation, revitalization and sustainability of parks and green spaces.

We recognize that city parks are integral to ensuring that communities are equitable, healthy, green, and that cities are economically competitive and resilient. Join City Parks Alliance today for discounted registration rates for Greater & Greener, year-round membership benefits, and networking opportunities.

Greater & Greener Sponsors & Supporters

Greater & Greener is a unique opportunity to network with an exceptional audience of key decision-makers from 200+ cities across the country and around the world. Conference support as of 5/20/20. View all sponsors here.

Host City Lead Partners

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